Undone

Undone Jem Halliday is in love with her best friend It doesn t matter that Kai is gay or that he ll never look at her the way she looks at him Jem is okay with that But when Kai is outed online by one of th

  • Title: Undone
  • Author: Cat Clarke
  • ISBN: 9781780870458
  • Page: 485
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jem Halliday is in love with her best friend It doesn t matter that Kai is gay, or that he ll never look at her the way she looks at him Jem is okay with that But when Kai is outed online by one of their classmates, he does the unthinkable and commits suicide.Jem is left to pick up the pieces of her broken life Before he died, Kai left her twelve letters one for each mJem Halliday is in love with her best friend It doesn t matter that Kai is gay, or that he ll never look at her the way she looks at him Jem is okay with that But when Kai is outed online by one of their classmates, he does the unthinkable and commits suicide.Jem is left to pick up the pieces of her broken life Before he died, Kai left her twelve letters one for each month of the year and those letters are all Jem has left That, and revenge.Although Kai s letters beg her not to investigate what happened, Jem can t let it go She needs to know who did this, and she ll stop at nothing to find the person responsible for Kai s death One way or another, someone is going down Someone is going to pay.

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    1. Undone is the third offering from author Cat Clarke and it is just brilliant. I don't think I have the words to do justice to how good this book was but I'll give it a go. Undone is the story of Jem. Jem is in a bad place. She has been in love with her best friend Kai for as long as she can remember even though he was gay. She was able to live with it but when he's outed in a video on the Internet and he can't deal with it and kills himself and suddenly Jem's whole world falls apart. Jem is prac [...]

    2. I cannot believe I'm giving a one star to a Cat Clarke book. I literally can't. I even considered giving it two stars just because this is Cat Clarke. But no. This is a one star book for me. I just expected so much more. The premise was amazing and I really looked forward to this book. I bought it when it came out and started reading it as soon as it got delivered to my doorstep, but then I opened page one and the disappointment rolled in. The book is boring, to say the least. I found myself at [...]

    3. This is a bit of an odd book, and if I had been asked at different intervals how I would rate it, it would have fluctuated wildly. The book opens strongly, with the protagonist reeling from the suicide of her closest - and only - friend. The author elicits empathy for the characters, along with horror at the events leading to Kai's suicide.From there, the book slowly starts slipping away. There are a few reasons for that. The protagonist is truly unlikeable. Whilst having sympathy and empathy fo [...]

    4. wandering-worldyrock/316/5Je viens de finir UNDONE.Toute ma famille m'a vu pleurer.Et mes mains n'arrêtent pas de trembler.Et je peux déjà ajouter ce roman à la liste de mes coups de cœurs.Et EtJe craque.Merci, Cat Clarke. ♥-----------------------------------------------------------Elle a réussi. Une fois de plus, elle a réussi. Alors qu'à un certain moment je n'y croyais plus trop, Cat Clarke a réussi. Elle a réussi à me faire pleurer devant toute ma famille. Elle a réussi à me f [...]

    5. For your chance to win an ARC of this title (UK only) or a paperback of your choice (INT) visit my blog It has taken me a long time to write this review because I have struggled to figure out what I want to say. Put simply I found this book gut wrenching, it was emotional, shocking and heart-breaking.Undone tackles a whole host of series subjects such as suicide and bullying and does so with great respect. Cat Clarke is an amazing storyteller and a brilliant writer. I truly commend her for takin [...]

    6. Bcp de mal pour noter ce livre. A défaut de pouvoir, je lui mets un peu plus de la moitié.D'un côté, rien à dire, c'est rondement mené, l'auteur tient son histoire de bout en bout. Je pense encore à ce livre après l'avoir fini, ça m'a complètement retournée.D'un autre côté, J'ai détesté les réactions de Jem, sa manière de se comporter. Complètement aveuglée par sa vengeance, elle ne voit rien, elle ne se remet jamais en question, elle fonce aveuglement. Alors qu'elle voit que [...]

    7. 4.5 starsIf you want a book that truly messes with your head. If you want a book that has great characters who are gritty and real. If you want a book that compels you to read it in one sitting then this book is for you. I must in good conscience say that the book is full of foul language and sex. And typically I don't read books like that or even like them, but this book pulled me in and wouldn't let go. Cat Clarke clearly has a lot of talent, and I really enjoyed reading a book that delves so [...]

    8. Beautifully heartbreaking.It didn't take me long to lose count of the amount of times I choked up and shed a tear (or several). This book truly has ruined me. And I couldn't be more grateful.An amazing, well-written read.

    9. OH GOD WHY??? why did I read thisis i don't even know what to call it! abomination?piece of useless f*cking bullsh*t?this may be able to capture a fraction of what i'm feeling:[image error]why would Cat Clarke waste her amazingly awesome writing skills on this? i have read her other books and loved them and i thought i'd love this too.i was SO wrong=_______= this book,its just wrong!!it makes zero logic. i really really REALLY hope her next book will not be like this one:/

    10. While Undone is undoubtedly an accomplished story, what sets it apart from contemporary contempories is the level of writing. Cat Clarke has a preternatural ability to create authentic teenage voices to the point that one might suspect some sort of voodoo channeling shenanigans at her writing desk. Jem’s raw, ravenous grief pours of the page, the black selfishness of all consuming loss palpable and, at times, incredibly difficult to read. The many scenes set at school will speak loudly to anyo [...]

    11. British author Cat Clarke's latest novel is about Jem Halliday, who has been in love with her gay best friend for awhile. Even if she didn't have that crush, he's the most important person in her life. They've been friends through thick and then, and his sunny disposition helps her keep her chin up. Of course, that's how things were.Kai killed himself after someone emailed a pornographic video to the whole school, outing him in the worst way possible. (I felt kind of weird about the fact that th [...]

    12. This book cemented a fact that I already knew.Books about crazy vicious teenage girls obsessed with popularity and where everyone seems to be backstabbing anyone is NOT my cuppa tea. Books like Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girls, and of course Undone. So this may not be a bad book but is a book I hated. But by the blurb I had expected this book to be a bit different. I don't know what I was thinking.In the beginning the whole Letters from Kai with missions had a whole PS I Love You vibe going on [...]

    13. 4.5 Cat Clarke does it again. This was a very DIFFERENT book. Not in a bad way in a good way. It had many twist. At one point, or should I say many points of the book I couldn't stop crying. It was very sad. I thought I knew were the Author was taking us but at the end I had know Idea what happened, would happen. Thanks Lilo for recommending me this book.:)

    14. This book made me so so angry. The summary sounded amazing and I was so excited to read it but I was so disappointed. Jem is such an asshole,it's just unbelievable. The popular kids were actually really nice and she did horrible things to them. I mean come on Stu wasn't that nice but still and making everyone believe Bugs was gay was awful. Sasha was so sweet and genuinely wanted to be her friend and I felt so bad for her when she fell in the fire. She was so convinced that it was them, she didn [...]

    15. This was an interesting read. I thought the story was well-written, and I thought the characters were interesting. I was not expecting to like this book that much, but I really did. Throughout the story, we follow Jem as she plans on getting revenge on the people who ousted her best friend, Kai (who she also loved for many years). I thought Kai's character was explained more through the letters to Jem, but I still wish his life did not have to end. Also, through his letters, I started to see Jem [...]

    16. Undone is a pretty heavy and definitely compelling book that deals with teen suicide, bullying and the teen gay community. It was well written and engaging. That being said, I can't say that I really liked the story. It was a bit depressing at times. I also thought the story was a bit unbelievable. The letters were just odd and too optimistic. I had a hard time believing that someone about to commit suicide would take the time to write those letters. It just felt off to me. While I could underst [...]

    17. After a video of Kai and his secret boyfriend is sent to his classmates, he commits suicide leaving behind twelve envelops for his best friend Jem to open monthly for the next year. While the dozen letters are suppose to inspire her to live her best life, Jem plots revenge against those who she believes caused Kai’s suicide. At the end of the twelve months, Jem plots to commit suicide.Jem is one of the most horrible characters I’ve read recently. Even before Kai’s death she’s simply unki [...]

    18. It would have been 4 stars but that ending did a fair share of damage.I did not expect to like this story. I have little sympathy for suicide as a general rule since the choice is almost always in the moment over the current drama of life. But reading this was for a challenge so I dove in. And found I really liked the story and the writing style! I really wish Kai did not off himself. He seems like such a great guy based on the letters he sends. He knew Jem well. Although for a guy about to kill [...]

    19. Oh I really didn't realise how much this book would hook me. It literally sucked me up and I read it in just over a day and this was a rather long proof at just over 500 pages. Undone is a very mesmerising novel about some dark subjects. There's sex, suicide, alcohol, bullying and discrimination towards gay people. There was a lot going on in this book but it was dealt with very well as Cat seems to be a master at writing realistic YA fiction. Undone follows Jem Halliday whose gay best friend co [...]

    20. “Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.” - ConfuciusI am so incredibly MAD at this book it's unbelievable and I can't believe I read through all of that in the hopes of closure and have nothing to show for it.We spent this entire novel going through the motions of Jem attempting to get revenge on the people who sent out an explicit video of her friend which led to his death. Confucius' quote on revenge really goes well with this novel and just yikes. I am just so unbeliev [...]

    21. Really good book. So many twists. Don't read it if you're under the age of 13!It is also very heartbreaking so be prepared to cry.

    22. 3.5 stars!This was my first book by British author Cat Clarke and she has definitely lived up to my expectations as an author. I've heard how good she is at writing stories that deal with hard situations, and well, as you can see, she certainly hasn't disappointed me. Undone is a well written and heart-wrenching story - one that is raw and intense and I’m glad I’ve finally read something by this talented author. Undone follows the life of Jem - a teenage girl who is in love with her gay best [...]

    23. It is going to take me awhile to recover from this book. Wow. I can't think of any other book that played with my emotions as much as this one did. Heartbroken is not a strong enough word to describe how I felt when I read the last page. Honestly, I had to go back and reread the ending to make sure what I had thought had happened, did in fact occur. Jem is in love with her best friend, Kai. One caveat. He's gay. When he is outed online, he kills himself because he cannot face the criticism and h [...]

    24. There were no words to describe the ending of this magnificent story. It was undoubtedly one of the most talented, and gripping book I have ever read since I picked up my first book from the library. It possesses so much love, revenge and betrayal all combined together to spin it off in such a remarkable and a breathtaking ending. (I was truly lost for words!!)“I can just close my eyes and let myself fall into oblivion.” — This is exactly what I did whilst reading 'Undone.' I let myself fa [...]

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